The invention of day use sanitary pad

day use sanitary pad prototype

Egypt: Use softened papyrus leaves as tampons. In 1550 BC, there were records in Egypt that soft cloths were put into women’s vaginas to prevent pregnancy. Experts inferred that these soft cloths were also used to cope with menstruation, and that was probably the first generation of “sanitary napkins” we can know.

China: Chinese women use a long white cloth towel to absorb blood under the body when menstruation comes, and wash it with water and alum after replacement

Greece: It is wrapped in linen cloth on wood and used as a tampon.

Africa: In some places, women use soft feathers and cloth pieces to cushion their lower body, and collect the used feathers and cloth pieces in small wooden barrels.

United States: The modern version of sanitary napkins is said to have been invented by an American man who loves his wife very much. He accidentally discovered that clean cotton fibers and absorbent pulp were wrapped in a soft cloth to make long strips of cotton. The pad can effectively relieve the pain and inconvenience of the wife during menstrual period. This cotton pad has become popular from European and American countries in the 1940s, and has gradually developed into the use of disposable materials.

There is also a saying that women in ancient times did not have sanitary napkins to use, so women in cave-dwelling times sometimes used sponges from the sea or used grass and the like to make sanitary napkins.

Washable stage

In the nineteenth century, it entered the stage of “washable sanitary napkins”. Women put cotton wool or rags into bags and used them as so-called “rag bags”. In addition to using rag bags, women of that era would wear “hygienic aprons” between their hips and clothes (a rubber pad the size of a half apron, with a piece of cotton cloth on it, and then wrap it around the waist. The cotton cloth on the rubber pad is wrapped around the hips. The genitals, then use safety pins or hanging clips), so it is always inconvenient when menstruation comes.

Throwaway stage

Until the First World War, “fiber cotton” was invented, and it was added to other product applications, including disposable bandages and their extended products. And nurses will begin to use cotton cloth for gauze surgery or cloth to wrap cheese to make their own “disposable sanitary napkins,” and sanitary napkins were born. In the twentieth century, some companies began to produce sanitary napkins. Women used safety pins or tied a sanitary belt to fix the sanitary napkin (a “physiological belt” is similar to a garter belt tied to the waist, with a belt around the genitals in the front , A belt is also used to go around the buttocks at the back, and then use a safety pin or a hanging clip to fix the sanitary napkin)

(Another thing is, the American female nurses who served in France during the First World War. Those women dressed in light white clothes are the pioneers of modern professional women. Even during menstruation, they still have to maintain that elegance, agility and competence. So I made a bold attempt on menstrual supplies: the earliest sanitary napkins were made with bandages and medicinal cotton. The invention of sanitary napkins is undoubtedly great, and its significance is even more trans-epochal. It is because of this. , It will be hailed as one of the “Ten Inventions Affecting Mankind in the 20th Century”.)

In 1921, the world’s first disposable sanitary napkin came from the United States Kimberly-Clark (brand “Kotex”)

In 1927, Johnson & Johnson also launched a sanitary napkin brand-Modess (Modess)

In the 1970s, a major breakthrough in the evolution of sanitary napkins was the birth of “self-adhesive adhesive sanitary napkins”.

From 1989 to 1990, “Good Comfort Butterfly Wing” and “Silk Thin Sanitary Napkins” changed the history of sanitary napkins.

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